Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wore a shirt, dark sweater, and slacks during his appearance under tight security in US District Court.

Jane Flavell Collins/Associated Press

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Marathon bomber facing a trial that could lead to his execution, looked relaxed in court.

A rendering of the $350 million Tremont Crossing project in Roxbury.

MassDOT ponders a move from downtown to Roxbury

The blockbuster deal would shake up the real estate markets in both neighborhoods.

A worker removed a poster for the movie

Ty Burr

Canceling release of ‘The Interview’ the right decision?

In the grand Hollywood tradition, a studio has censored itself before someone else could do it for them.

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, left, listens as guard Rajon Rondo speaks during Celtics basketball media day in Waltham, Mass., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics’ Danny Ainge admits trade talk on the rise

The team president wouldn’t say if there was any truth to the reports of a potential Rajon Rondo deal with the Mavericks.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/obama150-1277.jpg US taking a ‘new approach’ with Cuba

The decision to end half a century of estrangement followed 18 months of secret talks, and the freeing of captives on both sides.

Stephen Collins played Rev. Eric Camden on “7th Heaven.”

Stephen Collins reportedly admits to sexual abuse

The actor, beset by allegations that he sexually abused young girls, has reportedly admitted for the first time, in an essay, that there were three victims.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/rathe_arthurtdemouals_biz01[1]-3897.jpg Arthur T. finally acquires a domain name of his own

The Tewksbury-based parent company of the Market Basket chain has long operated without a website.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/serial150-3736.jpg True crime podcast ‘Serial’ comes to an end

Listeners have feared what they had also foreseen: that the show would have an ending, but not a resolution.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cadden150-7734.jpg Co-owner of pharmacy in deadly outbreak pleads not guilty

Barry Cadden faces a racketeering charge that includes allegations that he and another official murdered 25 people.

Steward fined for refusing to turn over financial records

Steward Health Care has been slapped with a $5,000 fine for refusing to show certain documents to state officials.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ringling150-7723.jpg Ringling Bros. contests OSHA citation for hair-hanging accident

The Providence accident sent eight acrobats plummeting to the ground, severely injuring most of them.

Nathaniel Kibby.

Brutality alleged in N.H. teen’s kidnapping

The suspect is accused of sexually assaulting the girl repeatedly in indictments that recount a horrific ordeal for the teen.

Uber driver is accused in rape, kidnapping of customer

This is the fourth time a customer reported being assaulted or inappropriately touched by a ride-share driver in the area this month.

Aaron Hernandez attends a hearing in Fall River Oct. 2.

Associated press

Opinion | JOAN VENNOCHI

Can Aaron Hernandez beat the rap?

In January, the disgraced Patriots player will be back in the same news cycle as his old team.

Mass. unemployment rate drops to 5.8% in November

The state added 13,500 jobs last month, compared to just 1,600 in October.

Opinion

Steve Almond

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/colbert-1153.jpg Stephen Colbert’s show was prophesied

The rise of shows like “The Colbert Report” reflect our regression from capable citizens to passive consumers.

The Big Picture

A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around during protests on Aug. 13 against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Freguson, Mo., by white police officer Darren Wilson.

David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press

Best photos of 2014: Part II

Photographs from May-August on a range topics from around the world.